The newly appointed Government Spokesperson Ebrima G Sankareh has apparently been declared unwelcome at the State House–given Amie Bojang Sissoho’s Wednesday, news conference statement, in which she questioned the validity of Sanks’ appointment. Sanks, to some degree, has been disowned by the State House press office. Amie Bojang told reporters that she is not aware of his appointment, and that the letter read on GRTS about Sanks’ appointment never came from her office. She also went further to add that the only person she knew as the government spokesperson, was the Minister of Information Demba Ali Jawo.
True, Sankareh received his letter of appointment as the government’s spokesperson, but Amie Bojang Sissoho, felt that media information about the president and the presidency especially appointment of citizens, must pass through her office; failure of which, she said, such information should be disregarded by the press.
“Any official information that is going to the media, coming from the office of the president, comes through my office. So, if you have not received it from my office, as far as I am concerned, it doesn’t exist. Two, as far as the spokesperson of the government is the Minister of Information, who is the person responsible for being the spokesperson for the government. My role as you clearly stated is the spokesperson for the president. I think that is clear. It didn’t come from my office; I don’t know where it came from; and I don’t know how it get to the media; I cannot respond to that,” Mrs. Sissoho told reporters.
“I did not give it to GRTS; I don’t know where they get it; I don’t know who sent it; I don’t know who wrote it; I don’t know nothing about it; I just saw it in the television and people were calling me. That’s all I can answer,” she added.
For now, Sakareh is sailing on an uncertain future, as the State House Press Director said as far as she is concerned, she is the only person mandated to speak on behalf the president, while Jawo is the government Spokesperson. Though, Demba Jawo told the Fatu Network that he has seen Sankareh’s appointment letter.
According to a source, Mr. Sankareh was seen at the Secretary General’s office, and someone at the State House condescendingly asked what was Sanks doing at SG Drammeh’s office. Our source said Sanks apparently wants his office to be situated at the State House, but there is an internal opposition to his desire. They would rather want him to share office with DA Jawo than to be at Marina Parade, said one insider.
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